The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 21, 2011
From the notebook: Read a California Lottery resignation letter

notebook-thumb-216x184-9328.jpgWe never get all of what we learn into a news story, but this blog can give users the data, the notes and the quotes from the notebook that informed what was published.

Our story in today's Bee about Gov. Jerry Brown's appointment to the California Lottery's top job -- and other key positions that remain unfilled -- mentions that Commissioner Alex Fortunati resigned, effective immediately, on Dec. 8. Brown's Republican predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, appointed Fortunati at the end of 2010.

Brown must fill the vacant spot and the other two termed-out seats on the commission by early next month.

Here's Fortunati's resignation letter:

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